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Vanilla Products USA 10 Grade A Prime Gourmet Madagascar Vanilla Beans 5~6"

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About the product
  • Use these vanilla beans for cooking or making vanilla extract
  • Traditionally cured to ensure full flavor
  • Your vanilla beans are vacuum packed
  • Grown in Madagascar
  • Vanilla beans by Vanilla Products USA are triple inspected for quality

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Product description

There's nothing quite like the gourmet vanilla beans to make your desserts stand out.

Our beans are traditionally cured over several months to ensure that the full flavor of the vanilla bean is developed. We do not sell quick cured vanilla beans where the beans are cured in 7 to 10 days.

These vanilla beans are triple inspected. The first inspection takes place during packing and is for smell, appearance, and mold. The next inspection takes place during vacuum sealing and is for mold and appearance. The final inspection takes place before shipment to ensure that the vacuum seal is intact and that there is no mold.

Gourmet vanilla beans are primarily used in desserts like creme brulee and vanilla ice cream. They can also be used in exotic main courses like Vanilla Scallops on a Skewer or Turbot with Vanilla, Asparagus Tips, and Chicken Cocoa Grue Sauce.

Some facts about vanilla beans:

- Bourbon refers to the formerly named Bourbon Islands (now Reunion) off of Madagascar. Bourbon alcohol is not used in vanilla beans.
- Vanilla beans are the second most labor intensive spice after saffron.
- They originated in Mexico.
- Vanilla beans must be hand pollinated outside of Mexico because the pollinator, the Melipona bee, cannot survive outside of Mexico.
- When the vanilla orchid blooms, it must be pollinated with 24 hours or else the boom dies and no vanilla pod is produced for that bloom.
- Vanilla is an orchid, and the beans are the fruit of the orchid.
- It is the only orchid fruit that we eat.
- There are over 200 organic compounds in vanilla. Artificial vanilla (vanillin) cannot capture the complexity of natural vanilla.
- The United States consumes roughly half of all vanilla beans produced in the world.


Product details

  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B0198W203U
  • UPC: 632930882335
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (238 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,205 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)
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Ingredients

Cured vanilla beans.

Directions

***Storage*** Triple wrap in zip lock freezer bags immediately upon receipt. Do not freeze or refrigerate them. Store in a cool, dark place. ***Homemade Vanilla Extract*** 1) Use 1/4 pound of beans for every quart of extract that you want to make. 2) Chop the beans into 1/2 inch pieces. Do not try to slice extract grade B beans. 3) Use inexpensive name brand Vodka 70 to 90 proof (35 to 45% alcohol). 4) Shake daily for one month.

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